Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight is very unsettling. Furthermore, The Joker brought on a chain response of copycats, which has now circled around ouroboros-style to Jared Leto’s depiction of The Joker in Suicide Squad. The main problem here? Ledger’s Joker has turned into the blueprint for each goddamn villain out there. Here’s how….
6. There’s A Grittiness Arms Race
The undeniable irony is that these villainous characters’ cadence is generally the only silly part of the otherwise desolate film they’re in. Directors like Zack Snyder and Josh Trank don’t understand that “dirty” never signified “dark” or even “grounded.” It is in fact, a fantastical world being seen through the perspective of the real one. By doing that, the objective would be to make the characters, clever, real and appear like real three-dimensional individuals making realistic decisions.
However, when that channel was connected to The Joker, something amazingly dark happened. As it is, the actor playing the part died soon after. We were swarmed with gossipy tit bits that Heath Ledger’s destructive fixation on “turning into” the Clown Prince brought about his destruction. This isn’t entirely true.
The fact is that many method actors will go to compelling lengths to embody a role. Why even Daniel Day-Lewis will break once in a while. They’re just motion pictures, and films should be entertaining. Some place in the interpretation, the demise of Heath Ledger got mixed with what made Dark Knight a hit, and “gritty” be “dark and depressing.” Suddenly, directors like Josh Trank were telling The Fantastic Four to convey lines with as little enthusiasm or expression as could be expected under the circumstances. He totally neglected to make them relatable and the mantle of The Joker was judged by the amount it drove actors into the pit of madness.
Suicide Squad’s promotion wanted to let us know how agonizing and methodical Jared Leto’s Joker is. They made it a point to have different actors enlighten the press concerning how they never truly met the “real” Jared Leto, as if he’s some sort of magician. It turned out to be so transparent that the net transformed it into a meme. In the end, the people at WB did a complete 180 turn on this agonizing tone. They understood that nobody bothered and that Leto wasn’t going to die shockingly to help their sell tickets.
5. Everybody Is Doing A Wacky Voice
In 1989, making an impeccable Joker was as straight forward as painting Jack Nicholson white and letting him whiskey jackal that crap up. Heath Ledger subsequently gave The Joker an insane voice. It appeared well and good for the particular character. However,before that, unpleasant voices weren’t precisely the style for actors playing super villains. Out of all the celebrated comic scoundrels paving the way to 2008, the most famous attempt was Green Goblin’s voice by Willem Dafoe. It’s when Ledger grabbed an Oscar that all Hollywood purchased a ticket to chuckle town.